Sunday, 10 August 2014

Deutsch lernen

Elder Robertson (like so many other missionaries) has really been thrown in at the deep end when it comes to learning the language (German) of the area where he is called to preach the Gospel. Right from day one all classes have been in German, with very little if any English speaking. He is really coming along with it, he says "I have learnt so much already and know that the gift of tongues is real! The German is actually coming along pretty well!,  I know that I wouldn't have been called to serve in Germany if He (Heavenly Father)  knew I couldn't learn the language!". 

Elder Robertson's companion is Elder Nebeker from Idaho, he gets on really well with him and they are learning so much from each other. His companion is the District Leader for their MTC district (which has it's positives and negatives - Leadership Council is on Sunday Morning during breakfast and is a real sacrifice for Elder Robertson to miss his food).
Elder Robertson (L) and Elder Nebeker (R)
Elder Robertson is part of the biggest intake that the England Missionary Training centre has ever seen (there are currently 87 missionaries receiving training). He is in the Kimball Zone, Alma District. His district comprises of 10 missionaries (8 Elders and 2 Sisters - of which 2 of the Elders are British). He says "The whole district is amazing! They're all great and I love them so much! They each have such strong testimonies of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and know exactly why they are out serving The Lord!"
The Alma District, Kimball Zone (MTC)
Elder Robertson has started well and is already making new friends for life.